We use these commands quite often. To save the steps of having to select a file and then have to go to the File menu takes a lot of time. I would love to have these options available when RMB selecting the file itself. It seems like a simple and logical addition.
Below is a photoshopped edit of what I'm asking for....
When starting Vault Explorer (all flavours) 2013/2014/2015. the loading splash screen stays on top of everything while Vault loads. There is no way to hide it. This means you can't look at or do anything else in windows while you wait for the application to load. Where it is particularly frustrating, is when an error message pops up on loading and ends up hidden behind the splash screen. The only way you can continue, is to click on the message box in the task bar, and then use "Alt+Spacebar+M" and the arrow keys or mouse, to move the error dialog out from behind the splash screen.
I believe this is a regression. I'm sure that this behaviour was not present in earlier releases, but I could be wrong. More importantly, it is inconsistent with every other Autodesk product I have used. Usually, while the application is loading, you can click somewhere other than the splash screen, and it will hide it behind the active window.
Change the colours of the 2 locked file icons in Vault Workgroup and above. Currently they are grey and beige. On a monitor with high resolution it is very difficult to see the difference between them. See the below picture. Locked and local up to date is fine. BUt maybe locked and not up to date could be yellow or red or some constrasting colour.
There are a lot of automatic processes that run on the Vault server that are critical to daily usage. If any of these processes fail, administrators need to be notified so that the issue can be addressed ASAP before the system gets into a critical state.
If the processes go unmonitored or errors are not addressed in a timely manner, the Vault system can get into a critical state making it impossible to use until the issues are addressed. It can also affect users daily work as they may not be able to get files needed to complete their work.
Create an alert feature in Vault that notifies specific users/administrator of potential problems with the Vault processes. This should be in the form of an email with possibly attaching log files and other important information in the alert.
Some Administration settings are lost during a Vault upgrade. From the most recent upgrade (2012-2013), I remember at least Working Folder and Project File settings were empty when starting the new version. There might be more.
Also, most or all of the User-specific client options get reset to defaults in both Vault Explorer and the CAD addins. The ones that are most tedious to restore include grid columns and shortcuts in VE, and prompt settings in CAD addins.
If we're going to have to do a product upgrade every year just to keep current, please make it less painful.